Monday, 21 April 2008

Exhausted .. Sunburnt ... OUCH !

I'm falling behind in everything .. reading the great posts of other people .. my own posts .. I tried to do so much too quickly and too concentrated in a couple of days.
Talk about the "old aching lady syndrome" !!! .. in the mean time this is what we are waiting to see .. Goldfinches .. this shot was taken April 28th last year .. hope they may be a little earlier this year : )
So it may be a few days before I can get on the ball with posting .. reading and having fun until the aching calms down ! ... "wait up for me you guys !!! haha


Gail said...


I am back in town and ready to see my friends! How is all with you? The Goldfinches are a delight...they love my garden when the coneflowers go to seed!


Melanie said...

Joy, I know exactly how you feel. I don't have time to work in the garden, post a blog, take photos, eat food (well, that I seem to find time for), do laundry, vacuum, read other blogs, leave messages, food shop and answer the comments on my blog. I feel like I'm going crazy!

I've found that I totally resent any photo calls, I should tell people that they have a 5 minute limit and that's it. My poor daughter and mom want to talk for 45 minutes each and on Friday I thought I was going to pull my hair out after 2 hours of phone calls.

Jane Marie said...

I think we're all in the same boat. I have been reading blogs at night but not leaving many comments. Not enough time. But it's a lot better than sitting here because it's snowing out and there's nothing else to do :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, those little fellas are here in full regalia and brightening my days. They'll be up your way soon!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

"ben" .. this weather is too nice for too long .. it has me worried about another surprise hail or snow storm .. hope the Goldfinches will still come and stay if that happens !

Jane Marie ? snowing ???? really ? oh no ! .. I just saw the forsythia puzzel piece you did .. wow ! not good for my muddled brain right now but VERY creative girl ! LOL ..
It seems we all have so much to do and so little assigned time for each thing .. I'm still trying to recover from the weekend activity. Too sore and tired ... sigh !

melanie .. I can just see you tapping your toe watching the clock with the phone calls .. that would be me for sure .. I'm just too tired today to get out in the garden or do anything .. need one day off to rest and then at it again .. weren't we complaining about waiting for this time to start ? LOL

Hi Gail .. hope all is well with your mom. Yes ! they love all my coneflowers and trees .. shrubs .. lots of things they seem to enjoy ! I am happy to be appreciated !! LOL

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail .. I'm sorry .. I posted this before seeing your post about your mom. I can't seem to be able to get in and adjust mine.

J said...

Love the goldfinches! I had about eight of them eating and carrying on outside the kitchen window yesterday. Creating quite a racket, truth to tell. There is SO MUCH YELLOW these days!

Andrea's Garden said...

Hello, you're right .. not enough time for everything. For me blogging is the last of my priorities. Though I enjoy it a lot my tiny amount of free time is first of all for my family, cat and garden - then blogging. Sometimes we have to take time out. I have limited myself to blogging once a week. Daily blogging is just not possible. Don't feel guilty. Take care, Andrea

WiseAcre said...

I'll put up my aches and pains against your's anyday. But I'm with ya never enough time so you end up overdoing some things while others get neglected.

My sapsuckers have returned. All day long I'm reminded "You've Got Mail" by an amorous male.

(my Astilbes are starting to sprout)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Andrea .. how true is that ! We tend to stretch ourselves a little thin at times .. your garden is looking gorgeous, and all those new plants to snuggle in .. I have to go for a stroll around the garden centers this week for sure !

Hi Jared .. yup .. lots of yellow every where this time of year .. now if those Goldfinches would just turn up soon ? LOL

GardenJoy4Me said...

Wiseacre .. left you a message admiring your sapsucker photos .. that tapping must drive their ladies wild ? but the mailbox thing .. now that is what I call a musical "reach' for a tone deaf male .. haha
Astilbe challenge still noted sir !

Gail said...

joy, Not a problem...really.

There just aren't enough hours in the day to get all the work done is there....and now you have this naughty kitten!

Cinj said...

I can completely identify! I have been super busy and I haven't had time to comment the way I usually like to. Last week it was working and this week I'm seeing grass and trying to prune bushes and stuff. (or should I say today?) Plus there's the basement finishing which seems to be never ending. I guess that's what I get for being a DIY'er!

Shady Gardener said...

This is a very busy time of year! It's all I can do to get photos taken of the Spring Excitement and just plain post 'em! :-) Hang in there.

Crafty Gardener said...

Goldfinches are year round visitors in our garden. I love the bright yellow of the males in summer. My arms were itchy all day yesterday ... too much sun.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Crafty .. I have such a RED neck .. all those jokes about rednecks are exploding here ? LOL
We love that almost neon yellow flashing like crazy in the garden too.

Hi Shady .. it does seem overwhelming .. especially when I'm really working hard on things .. I love all of these events but yes .. wow .. TOO MUCH at one time ! LOL

Cinj .. you are so loaded with everything you have on the go .. I don't know how you do it girl .. I literally would be laying flat out on the floor ! haha

Gail .. hope you are getting some rest yourself : )
Who would believe a kitten could dirve you to drink some times ? LOL .. we love her to bits but she is in the naughty toddler stage and wow .. like a mini hurricane through the house .. haha